TerminatorNutten in Amsterdam!

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Ich muss gestehen, der Titel dieses Blogbeitrags mag etwas provozierend sein, ein absichtlicher Hauch von Bildzeitung, aber es hat einen verstaendlichen Hintergrund und es lohnt sich daher weiterzulesen. Wenn mich in Zukunft jemand nach der Universitaets- und Forschungskultur in Neuseeland fragen sollte, werde ich auf den Artikel von Ian Yeoman und Michelle Mars von der Victoria University of Wellington verweisen der meines erachtens gleichermassen interessant wie witzig ist und die Frage aufwirft wie ernst sich Wissenschaftler selbst nehmen. Der Titel des Artikels lautet “Robots, men and sex tourism” (Yeoman & Mars, 2012) und ist eine Zukunftsprognose ueber, ja, Sextourismus in Amsterdam im Zusammenhang mit der Entwicklung in der Robotik.

Nach der Aussage der Wissenschaflter werden so genannte Prostibots so um 2050 ihre menschlichen Konkurrentinnen vom Markt verdraengt haben. Die Vorteile sehen Yeoman und Mars (2012) in folgenden Punkten:

“[…] android prostitutes who are clean of sexual transmitted infections (STIs), not smuggled in from Eastern Europe and forced into slavery, the city council will have direct control over android sex workers controlling prices, hours of operations and sexual services” (p. 365).

Das sind in der Tat interessante soziale Probleme die sich aus der derzeitigen Prostitution ergeben. Nun, warum haben die Wissenschaftler Amsterdam, und nicht Hamburg ausgewaehlt? Der Grund liegt in der, ihrer Meinung nach, langen Geschichte der Stadt im Bezug auf Prostitution, wie 1413 seitens des Staedterats wie folgt beschrieben:

“Because whores are necessary in big cities and especially in cities of commerce such as ours – indeed it is far better to have these women than not to have them – and also because the holy church tolerates whores on good grounds, for these reasons the court and sheriff of Amsterdam shall not entirely forbid the keeping of brothels” (Brants, 1998, p. 622).

Yeoman und Mars (2012) sehen acht Ursachen fuer diese moegliche Entwicklung hin zum Prostibot, namentlich:

  • Der Wachstum der Sexindustrie
  • Die Frage warum Maenner fuer Sex bezahlen
  • Schoenheitsideale
  • Menschenhandel
  • Sexuell uebertragbare Krankheiten, zum Teil unheilbar4
  • Die Erweiterung/Verbesserung des Erlebnisses durch Sextoys
  • Die steigende emotionale Bindung zur Maschine
  • Das Image Amsterdams als Sextourismusziel

(p. 367)

Basierend auf diesen Punkten, die einzelnen Erlaeuterungen dazu ersparr ich mir jetzt einmal, entwickeln Yeoman und Mars (2012) ein Zukunftsszenario ueber den perfekten Sex, den sie wie folgt beschreiben:

“The Yub-Yum is Amsterdam’s top sex club for business travellers located beside a 17th century canal house on the Singel. It is modern and gleaming with about 100 scantily clad blonde and brunettes parading around in exotic G-strings and lingerie. Entry costs s10,000 for an all inclusive service. The club offers a full range of sexual services from massages, lap dancing and intercourse in plush surroundings. The Yub-Yum is a unique bordello licensed by the city council, staffed not by humans but by androids. This situation came about due to an increase in human trafficking in the sex industry in the 2040s which was becoming unsustainable, combined with an increase in incurable STI’s in the city especially HIV which over the last decade has mutated and is resistant to many vaccines and preventive medicines. Amsterdam’s tourist industry is built on an image of sex and drugs. The council was worried that if the red light district were to close, it would have a detrimental effect on the city’s brand and tourism industry, as it seemed unimaginable for the city not to have a sex industry. Sex tourism is a key driver for stag parties and the convention industry. The Yub-Yum offers a range of sexual gods and goddesses of different ethnicities, body shapes, ages, languages and sexual features. The club is often rated highly by punters on http://www.punternet.com and for the fifth year in a row, in 2049 was voted the world’s best massage parlour by the UN World Tourism Organisation. The club has won numerous technology and innovation awards including the prestigious ISO iRobotSEX award. The most popular model is Irina, a tall, blonde, Russian exotic species who is popular with Middle Eastern businessmen. The tourists who use the services of Yub-Yum are guaranteed a wonderful and thrilling experience, as all the androids are programmed to perform every service and satisfy every desire. All androids are made of bacteria resistant fibre and are flushed for human fluids, therefore guaranteeing no Sexual Transmitted Disease’s are transferred between consumers. The impact of Yub-Yum club and similar establishments in Amsterdam has transformed the sex industry alleviating all health and human trafficking problems. The only social issues surrounding the club is the resistance from human sex workers who say they can’t compete on price and quality, therefore forcing many of them to close their shop windows. All in all, the regeneration of Amsterdam’s sex industry has been about the success of the new breed of sex worker. Even clients feel guilt free as they actually haven’t had sex with a real person and therefore don’t have to lie to their partner” (p. 367).

Die Frage ist natuerlich, ob sich so eine Entwicklung einstellen kann. Yeoman und Mars (2012) sagen klar ja, denn immerhin ist die Einbindung von Technologie in unseren Altag ein beobachtbares Phaenomen und im Bezug auf die Prostibots nicht anders als vergleichsweise ein Iphone, das uns Mobilitaet und Konnektivitaet garantiert. In ihrem Schlusssatz sagen sie daher:

“In a liminal paradigm in which we are cyborg creatures, intimately linked with technology on a daily basis it is likely that sexual pleasure and sexual healing will become integral to our leisure experience. Robot sex is safer sex, free from the constraints, precautions and uncertainties of the real deal, but regardless of how good the sex is, will we always continue to think of it as something less than fully human” (Yeoman & Mars, 2012, p. 370).

Na dann mal frohes Poppen!

Quellen:

Brants, C. (1998). The fine art of regulated tolerance: Prostitution in Amsterdam. Journal of Law and Society, 25(4), 621–35

Yeoman, I., & Mars, M. (2012). Robots, men and sex tourism. Futures, 44, 365–371

 

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2 thoughts on “TerminatorNutten in Amsterdam!

    Dillerbse said:
    July 2, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Freier: I’ll be back.
    TerminatorNutte: Hasta la vista, baby!

    Wenn ich an Sextourismus denke, dann denke ich eher nicht an Amsterdam, sondern an Thailand. Tradition hin oder her.

    Gab es zu dem Artikel irgend welche Kommentare/ Leserbriefe etc.?

      imkom responded:
      July 5, 2012 at 5:36 am

      Tippe bei Google “prostibots” ein und guck was passiert =) Gibt schon ein paar Artikel dazu.

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